The Artisans

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    Ra NoeWe have never stopped by Ra Noe’s apartment and not “caught” her weaving. Her artistry is more than her...more
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    ChristineChristine is one of the newer artisans with Hill Country Hill Tribers, but it already seems like we’d barely get on...more
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    Pwe LoePwe Loe is an unforgettable personality among the Hill Triber artisan group–she is effervescent, charming and eager...more
  • Oo
    OoOo is a sweet spirit with a heartbreaking past. Her husband was a Karenni soldier who was killed in the fighting in Burma....more
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    KoeAt eight months pregnant, Koe went into labor in the middle of the jungle. While the rest of her family raced on towards...more
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    BoBo is the youngest of 10 siblings in a large, joyful Karenni hill tribe family. She was a teacher in the refugee camps before...more
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    HuangHuang has come a long way since she arrived in the United States two years ago. When we first met her, she was preparing...more
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    NomiaNomia is a member of the KaChin Hill Tribe and is another recent addition to the group. She calls Huang her “aunt”...more
  • MehMow
    MehMeh is a true artist at heart and is also known as the “Baby Whisperer” for her innate ability to calm fussy...more
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    Hser KuHser Ku is one of the veteran members of the group. Hser Ku learned to sew on rice bag tote bags two years ago and has blossomed...more
  • SaMeiw
    SaSaw is a spitfire. Although 83, she has distinct opinions about thread color choices and certain weaving designs and isn’t...more
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    HtooHtoo is a brand new artisan and the first man to join the crew. He is grandfather to six children and learned how to sew...more
  • DawGeyw
    DawWhen you first meet Daw, she is quiet and reserved. She usually sits in the back of class and listens silently, maybe exchanging...more
  • MaKayw
    Ma KayMa Kay joined Hill Country Hill Tribers in the spring of 2011. Since then, she’s amazed us with her “double-threat”...more
  • NehMehw
    NehNeh is 4-foot-nothing and full of life. One of the elder women of the group, she radiates warmth and kindness. Neh tracked...more
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